Portrait of Susan Shepherd

Susan Shepherd

With around 25 years experience working as a Dominatrix, Susan Shepherd is currently mid-way through a Degree in Literature as well as writing a book that is part memoir and part social commentary with an explicit focus on de-glamorising and demystifying the sex industry. Susan has been involved in the anti-trafficking community in Melbourne through Project Respect, and is an avid prison activist.

She has written poetry and been published in small publications and the Gay Press. As a self-described violent young woman, Susan quickly came to the attention of the police and was made a ward of the state, having to fend for herself from the age of fourteen it's a miracle that she only entered the prison system at 49 years of age, marking her 50th birthday in a jail cell.